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The Practitioner's Guide to Data Profiling
Data profiling techniques can help the analyst to understand the empirical truth associated with enterprise data, and the breadth of analysis techniques can help the analyst draw many conclusions. However, without managing the analyst processes that use profiling technologies, there is a risk of continued review, drill-down, and “analysis paralysis” in which the specific business objectives are never achieved.
Before beginning a data profiling intiative, it's important to understand the tie between the information gleaned from the reports and the proposed business outomes of the data-driven intiatives. Read on to find out more about data profiling technology.